Posts by Gabrielle Parent-Doliner

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: March 31, 2020 at 12:25 pm

Last updated March 31 at 12:27 PM. This page will be updated often with new information. On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency by two weeks. Click here to access the new order. In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 by …

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: March 30, 2020 at 4:25 pm

The Swim Guide was created in order to answer the question, “Is it safe to swim?” For 9 years, we’ve provided up to date recreational water quality data for beaches, lakes, and rivers around the world. The Covid-19 pandemic has added a new intonation to the question of whether or not you can get sick …

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: March 25, 2020 at 12:26 am

25 March 2020 updates In an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus, enforce social distancing, and in certain cases, accommodate mandatory work and travel restrictions, states, counties, and cities across the USA are limiting access to beaches. The majority of US recreational water quality monitoring programs continue to sample beaches and share test results …

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: March 19, 2020 at 12:09 pm

Hello everyone,How are you doing?We are here for you.In the face of the coronavirus virus pandemic, most of us are practicing “social distancing.” Swim Drink Fish, the organization behind Swim Guide, has adopted these practices. We’re encouraging our staff and network to always follow the advice of our health experts. This means working from home, …

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: December 23, 2019 at 7:53 am

Kiwi summer swim spots on the world mapThis summer, Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) has teamed up with Canadian-based not-for-profit Swim Drink Fish to share New Zealand’s recreational water quality results with an international audience. The latest results collated and displayed by the LAWA website are now also available on the globally popular Swim Guide …

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: November 12, 2018 at 3:29 pm

Swim Guide protecting public health and clean water with launch of first open data standard for recreational water quality thanks to CIRA’s Community Investment Program. TORONTO, November 13, 2018 – Swim Guide, the world’s leading beach information service, is pleased to announce the release of its open data standard for the automated exchange of recreational …

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: August 6, 2018 at 12:46 am

Swim Guide is excited to introduce our brand new photo submission feature for our iOS and Android app. The photo submission feature and the beach image database are part of Swim Guide’s international citizen-science effort to collect data on beaches around the world. Photos are incredibly important pieces of evidence. When Swim Guide users are …

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: May 31, 2018 at 8:55 am

May 31, 2018 – TORONTO – Swim season has arrived in Ontario, and by June, water quality monitoring will be underway at many public beaches. The recreational water quality monitoring alerts the public about water contamination and many Ontarians rely on it to decide whether to swim. Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care recently …

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: December 7, 2017 at 12:04 pm

For Immediate Release Pulse Energy is returning for the fourth time as the Swim Guide sponsor for New Zealand. The most current recreational water quality information for over 700 New Zealand swimming spots is accessible from the Swim Guide smartphone app and website thanks to Pulse Energy, a community owned electricity and gas retailer. In …

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: July 25, 2017 at 3:19 pm

Swim Guide wants to help you find the best beaches in Southern Ontario for this August long weekend. There have been many issues affecting beaches in Ontario, such as historic flooding and higher than normal levels of bacteria in the water. For the August Long Weekend 2017 Swim Guide recommends these Southern Ontario beaches for …

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: at 12:54 pm

Swim Guide wants to help you find the best beaches in Vancouver for this August long weekend.For the August Long Weekend 2017 Swim Guide recommends these Vancouver area beaches for their consistent excellent water quality (they passed water quality testing more than 95% of the time in 2017), and the beaches’ popularity with our users. …

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: July 13, 2017 at 8:37 pm

Due to problems with data entry in certain regions in BC, Canada, we have temporarily taken certain regions off the app and website. We expect most regions to be back on line in time for the weekend, July 14th, 2017. Big apologies BC beach lovers. We know this is an inconvenience. The following regions were …

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